It is exciting to see the increasing use of renewable energy in the South Africa fruit sector. With the recent year-on-year increases in the cost of electricity, and further above-inflation increases expected, combined with the massive reduction in the cost of renewable energy solutions, we have now reached the crossover point where renewable energy solutions are making financial sense.
Over the past three months I have been totally emerged in the Fruit & Wine industry’s carbon footprinting project called “Confronting Climate Change” or CCC in short (Blue North is the appointed project managers for Phase 2 of this project). It has been very rewarding to work hard on the envisaged solution for Phase 2 and seeing it systematically taking shape.
The project aims to assist the industry and users in constructing credible and benchmarkable carbon footprints for their supply-chain. The main challenges for Phase 2 of the CCC project were to: